Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec

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Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec

Post by eddiea » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:35 am

Beautiful watch, excellent review, in-house movement ...I like it!!

"History of Montblanc
Montblanc was founded in 1906 at Hamburg, Germany by 3 people from diverse backgrounds - a stationer, an engineer and a banker - solely to manufacture fountain pens. Initially, the company was named the 'Simplo Filler Pen Company' in 1908. They focused on producing technically better pens; and in 1909, the improved pen 'Montblanc' was introduced. The 'Montblanc' name was then registered as a trademark and later used for all their writing instruments.

The iconic 6-pointed white cap logo that represented the snow-covered peak of Montblanc was introduced in 1903. It symbolized the brand’s commitment to the highest quality and finest European craftsmanship. After the launch of the legendary Meisterstuck (Masterpiece) 149 writing instrument, Montblanc continued its expansion plan, setting up representatives in 60 different countries.

In 1988, Montblanc was integrated into the Richemont Group; and by 1990, there were 300 boutiques in 70 countries. Then, Montblanc entered the jewelry field in 1996.

In 1997, Montblanc surprised the world by participating in Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) Watch Fair for the first time. At the same time, it established the Montblanc Montres S.A. in Le Locle (the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry)."
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